Miami Beach Cinematheque. Sept 16th, 2009. 8:30 p.m.
The Miami Theatrical premiere of the film Sleepwalking Land (Terra Sonâmbula) from Mozambique will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on September 16th at 8:30 p.m. Sleepwalking Land was directed by Teresa Prata in 2007 and features Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse and Hélio Fumo.
In the midst of Mozambique’s devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man’s diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical, and sometimes macabre, journey across war-torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou’s acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata’s transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139